Monday, April 09, 2007

Dose of T-PA

There is a wealth of articles on using fibrinolytics in empyema (with mixed results) listing the doses for urokinase and streptokinase. I have had trouble finding a narrower consensus on T-PA dosing though. The Pediatric literature suggests ~4mg/kg and there is a dose of 2mg for clotted central venous access. I also found an abstract from Chest where doses of 10 mg were used but couldn't find a good consensus.
Have you used T-PA in empyemas? And how much?

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